Alan Sharp schreibt in seinem Beitrag The Treaty of Versailles: 90 years old this weekend über den Völkerbund:
Tensions, crises and violence in the Middle East are rarely absent from the news. Many of their origins can be traced to the ambiguities caused by conflicting British wartime promises to Arabs, Jews and the French, and post-war mapping and manipulations of the region by the great powers and the diplomatic and military manoeuvrings of the local elites. China resented loss of territory to Japan. Japan resented Anglo-American resistance to a racial equality clause in the League Covenant. 1919 was the last great imperial settlement, disappointing nationalist hopes, with important implications for later African and Asian decolonisation.